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Weapons of Mass Destruction Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1996B00362
  • No longer in force
SR 1996 No. 176 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Weapons of Mass Destruction Regulations.
Administered by: Defence
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Sep-1996
Tabled Senate11-Sep-1996
Gazetted 21 Aug 1996
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Defence (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Statutory Rules 1996   No. 1761


Weapons of Mass Destruction Regulations2 (Amendment)

I, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act 1995.

Dated 14 August 1996.


                                                                                 WILLIAM DEANE


By His Excellency’s Command,



IAN Mclachlan

Minister for Defence


1.   Amendment

1.1   The Weapons of Mass Destruction Regulations are amended as set out in these Regulations.

[NOTE: These Regulations commence on gazettal: see Acts Interpretation Act 1901, s. 48.]

2.   Regulation 5 (Notice prohibiting supply or export of goods or provision of services)

2.1  Add at the end:

           “(2)   If a notice does not set out the Minister’s reasons, or some of the Minister’s reasons, for giving the notice because disclosure of those reasons is not in the national interest, that fact must be stated in the notice.”.

3.   Regulation 7 (Storage of seized goods—prescribed procedures)

3.1   Subregulation 7 (2):

Add at the end:

“; and  (c)    the need to preserve the condition and value of the goods as far as is practicable.”.



1.   Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 21 August 1996.

2.   Statutory Rules 1995 No. 373.